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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Rich and decadent. This strong porter is perfect for sipping at the end of the day or to accompany full-flavored foods. The intense, roasty flavor comes from two types of chocolate malt and raw cocoa nibs. Whole vanilla beans introduced post fermentation add complexity and enhance the dessert-like qualities of this full bodied beer. Indulge yourself! Additional Information: This beer began life as our Panamanian Porter with the flavors of chocolate, vanilla and banana. A truly unique beer, we felt that all those flavors needed some smoothing out so we changed yeast strains and eliminated the banana flavor (Which came from the yeast strain). The Panamanian Porter did have many fans however, and there may be plans in the future to bring it back for a special occasion. Stay tuned…


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUL 1, 2010
From a growler, thanks to JoetheYounger. Pours ebony with a tall khaki head. Rich nose of caramel and cocoa. As it warms a soft licorice and vanilla note bring out complexity. Some definite diacetyl, but not off putting with the chocolate flavors. Finish has some perceived dryness from the cocoa powder notes. Body is heavy and smooth, nice creamy texture enhances the chocolate notes. Maybe a touch on the bitter side and could use a bit of black malt for some grit, but a really tasty porter none the less.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ron (3002) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2015
Bottle that I had put in the freezer and forgot about it till I got back from swimming in LT. Good thing high ABV kept it from freezing. Pours a very dark brown color and nice tan head. Milk chocolate and cream on the nose. Mouthfeel is silky smooth and creamy on the tongue. The flavor is creamy chocolate and some vanilla. As usual, better and creamier as it warms.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Capa (2307) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JUL 17, 2015
Dark with beige head. Chocolate and sweet booze. Full bodied. Silky smooth. A bit too sweet for me. Decent.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
euniceradio (176) - Colton, California, USA - JUL 8, 2015
22 bomber to cervoise. Pours dark brown with short tan head. Aroma of chocolate, sweet malts and candied dark fruit. Taste is same with roasty toasty malts and smooth semi bitter finish. A little heat in the finish. Good but typical porter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (3236) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 28, 2015
From a bomber. Pours dark but brown with a fizzy beige head. Tastes like sweet chocolate, roasted malt, rich coffee, syrup, molasses, and burnt toast. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like chocolate, syrup, molasses, burnt toast, and toasted malt.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (4232) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Bottle. Pours cola brown with frothy beige head. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malts, earthy hops, light spice, and faint caramel. Flavor is rich and malty with strong chocolate notes, light roast, faint coffee, and light earthy bitterness. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (4063) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Dark brown pour from 22oz bottle at the Lakehouse. Mild coffee and chocolate flavor. It's easy drinking but nothing I would race about.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RobertDale (4261) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 13, 2015
22 ounce bottle. Pours dark brown with a nice tan head. Aroma of malt and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, and some coffee. If only it lived up to the label description.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (4677) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2015
22oz bomber from www.craftbeerkings.com, thanks online shop. Poured a thinner bodied deep dark blackish brown with a smaller off white head. Aroma of cream, chocolate malts, cola, touch of soy. Flavor is a bit stronger with soy sauce, cola, bakers bitter chocolate, citrus acid, black olives, rotting banan peel. Body is a bit on the thin side for an 8% porter, softer carbonation and an average aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
batneil (469) - - JAN 18, 2015
Bottle. Thin head that disappears quickly. Faint but pleasant aroma. Tastes nice, but I didn’t get much chocolate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dresden (1153) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 30, 2014
Clearish brown. Chocolatey aroma, some roast malt. Chocolate and sweet brown sugar, with a lightly smoky base. Decent but thin.


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